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Researching Seabirds in Alaska


Eagles feasting on winterkill fish aren’t an inspiring sight to most young women, but they were to Anne Schaefer. The outing was fieldwork for an ornithology class at South Dakota State University that set Schaefer on the path to becoming an avian...
24-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Students Plan 'Get FRUVED' Activities to Promote Healthy Campus Lifestyle


Students at South Dakota State University are carving the pathway toward a healthier college experience with the Get FRUVED—Get your FRUits and VEgetables—social marketing campaign.
19-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Gender Equity in Public Higher Education


“Gender equity affects everyone,” pointed out sociology professor Meredith Redlin of South Dakota State University. She will lead a multi-institutional team of researchers who will examine employee policies and evaluations to identify gender...
14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trees Tell Story of Regreening of West African Grasslands


Regrowth of trees explains why grasslands in western Africa known as the Sahel have recovered after devastating droughts in the 1970s and 1980s, according to South Dakota State University professor Niall Hanan. “Studies in the past have suggested...
5-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diverse Insect Population Means Fewer Pests in Cornfields


Cornfields with a more diverse insect population have fewer problems with pests, according to a study done by U.S. Department of Agriculture agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren and South Dakota State University economics professor Scott Fausti. The...
2-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Managing Grasslands, Water Resources in Africa


Doctoral students from Kenya and Botswana are using satellite data to map grasslands in eastern Africa and surface and ground water in southern Africa through fellowships from the Schlumberger Foundation. The two women are studying at South Dakota...
31-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Climate Lengthens Forest Fire Season


Over a 35-year period, the length of forest fire seasons worldwide increased by 18.7 percent due to more rain-free days and hotter temperatures, according to South Dakota State University professor Mark Cochrane, a senior scientist at the Geospatial...
20-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Finding Stable Sites to Calibrate Orbiting Satellites


Through a 2015 Google Earth Engine Research award, South Dakota State University imaging engineer Larry Leigh will search for remote places where the surface properties and therefore the energy readings do not change over time. The SDSU image...
22-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material


A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data in the computer memory. Researchers from the South...
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

How Native American Students View Engineering


Sparking interest in engineering among Native American youngsters—that’s the goal of a the National Science Foundations’ Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, but as those involved will tell you, it’s a tough task. Two South Dakota State...
5-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST

Rehab Counselors Help Clients Find Work, Live Independently


Rehabilitation counselors can help clients with physical or mental disabilities—or both, as is often the case—find employment and live independently, according to South Dakota State University professor Alan Davis. October is National...
27-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT

US Takes Leadership Role in Asia-Pacific Through New Trade Partnership


16-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Protecting Lakes and Streams by Removing Phosphates as Well as Nitrates


A low-cost method of removing phosphates from tile drainage water developed at South Dakota State University may help protect lakes and streams. Assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering Guanghui Hua is using steel byproducts to...
23-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Improving Wheat Varieties in Kazakhstan


Wheat farmers in Kazakhstan lose anywhere from from 10 percent to as much as 50 percent of their wheat crop due to tan spot and Septoria leaf blotch. Research scientist Zagipa Sapakhova of the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology will screen...
7-Sep-2015 12:05 AM EDT

Saving Lives Using New Stent Graft Design

Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaboration between Sanford Health and South Dakota State University. Mechanical engineering associate professor Stephen...
26-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Erdogan's Push for War, a Political Scheme, Says Turkish PoliSci Professor

24-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT

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